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these grants will be against israel and the united states. there were some side blows, but i would say for the state usually is in, he was kind of mild. he wants to establish a new world order that he is suggesting with all countries being equal, everybody living in peace and harmony -- that is at least what he said, but if you go into details, it does not make much sense. >> the egyptian president also took to the podium today, saying he opposes military intervention in syria. how was his speech received? >> it was very well-received, and it was a very well structured speech. it was a historic moment. first democratically elected civilian president of egypt speaking in front of the general assembly. he touched upon all the important topics, including syria, but what might have come as a surprise to some was that his most important topic is priority topic, was one that was more or less neglected this year as opposed to last year, which was the palestinian problem. he said that was the most pressing problem in the world. criticized israel without mentioning it, that they oppose the foun
.s. president barack obama reacted sharply. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: during a phone kwacall with the president of libya, obama asked libyan authorities to secure the safety of u.s. embassy staff. they confirmed they will cooperate to identify the assailants and bring them to justice. at the same time the obama administration is apparently trying to show consideration for protesters in the arab world. the president criticized the american made film that angered many muslims. the chairman of the u.s. joint chiefs of staffs made a phone call to a christian pastor who expressed his support for the production and asked the pastor to reverse his position. he sparked controversy in recent yearsed by bu by burning the ko. the obama administration is facing the task of condemning the killing of its ambassador while trying to calm sentiments in the middle east. >>> a new u.n. report says the taliban raked in hundreds of millions of d
. there were preemptive strikes on neighboring countries. the united states and other nations are staging what they call the largest ever joint mission in the persian gulf. >> translator: our negotiating stance has opinion that if western countries provide us with 20% enriched yuranium we have no intention of producing it. i hope they will remain at the negotiating table. >> reporter: he wants to open international talks on the issue. he has just tried to buy time but the sanction hitting the country hard. ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak to the u.n. wednesday. it will be his last to general assembly before his term ends next year. it's going to be his last major task to repair international relations and iran's struggling economy. few expect that to happen. nhk world, new york. >> the drill u.s. forces are leading in the persian gulf. 34 nations are taking part. we went aboard a ship and japanese mine sweeper to bring us this first hand look. >> reporter: this u.s. navy support ship was built 41 years ago and was due to be decommissioned earlier this year. the vessel was used to land troops
a minute. >> stay tuned. >> welcome back. in his address to the united nations general assembly, united states president barack obama said the recent unrest in the arab world would not prevent a march toward progress. many countries which sought dictatorships toppled has -- have struggled to establish civil institutions and democratic societies. >> recent protests against a u.s.-made and that-islamic film highlighted the debate these societies face over freedom of speech and religious tolerance. we met up with one artist in tunisia who is grateful for the freedoms that he now enjoys. >> he has been a cartoonist for 40 years. during that time, pen and paper have been his weapons in the fight against injustice and the struggle for change. he says the revolution in tunisia has given him new freedoms both personally and professionally. >> we only have freedom of expression in a few areas like sports, culture, or social issues. politics was taboo, regardless of whether the criticism was directed at public authorities or the government itself. we complied with those policies all those years u
its birthrate has fallen to 1.2 children per female compared to 2.06 in the united states. nhk world yuko funizaki has this report on how females in the city center are coping with their competing ambitions. >> reporter: this youtube video was uploaded in singapore last month. it raised eyebrows by suggesting how couples should spend the evening on independence day. >> i'm talking about the stuff after that stuff. i'm talking about making a baby, baby. >> reporter: singapore is pulling out all the stops to encourage women to have more children. the government has extended paid maternity leave to four months. and new parents are rewarded with a lump sum of up to $5,000 per infant. the government is even getting into matchmaking. the state-sponsored website links single singaporeans with like-minded people and social events. despite all these efforts, the birth rate continues to fall. one reason is a broad role women play in society. singapore has higher workplace equality than almost anywhere else in asia. here in the heart of business district, and if you look around you can find rou
of their possession of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction to threaten states. >> translator: israel's continuing threat to resort to military action against our nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> he also called for reform of the united nations and the creation of a new world order. iran chairs the conference of nonaligned countries made up of 120 countries and territories. he said unfairness and discrimination against developing countries by a few industrialized nations is creating an economic divide and fueling conflicts. >>> two car bombs exploded near the syrian army headquarters in the capital of damascus. the blast killed at least four people. the explosion struck early wednesday morning, they were followed by several hours of gun battles between rebel fighters and government forces in the downtown area. an anti-government activist told nhk the explosions hit the third and fourth floors of the building. four people died. syrian information minister said on a state television that the explosions caused only minor damage. he said there were no casualties and tha
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